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"Selections II: John Benvenuto, Peter Dudek, Cynthia Greig, Catherine Smith and Lorraine Tady"
2003-03-04 until 2003-04-11
USA United States of America
On view in SPACES' main gallery space, Selections II is the latest in a series of exhibitions this season focusing on the work of emerging and experimenting artists from across the US. We all know artists make art, but when was the last time you saw them unmake art? Selections II features contemporary works of art created by taking things apart and putting them back together.
John Benvenuto (Dayton, OH) turns the gallery into an artistic construction site: erecting walls salvaged from demolition, he invites visitors to hammer, staple-gun and clamp new elements onto his interactive installation art which will turn audience into artists.
In another part of the gallery, Peter Dudek (Brooklyn, NY) takes apart found materials from Cleveland and recycles them to create a site-specific installation about urban growth and city planning.
Cynthia Greig (Detroit, MI) takes photographs of altered objects that look like line drawings, tricking the eye with white paint and black outlines. Greig's work invites viewers to question their own perceptions, while Catherine Smith (Flint, MI) asks us to look at reality in a different way as she "unmakes" everything from cans, chairs, statues, and guns. The tiny pieces are then transformed into surprisingly simple stacks, rows and blocks, showing hidden similarities between a diverse group of items.
Lorraine Tady (Dallas, TX) uses art to map, diagram and translate her ideas through a combination of drawings, painting and sculpture, taking parts and pieces from the world around her to create imagined new worlds.